Over 800 Russian orphans were adopted in countries loyal to same-sex unions in 2012

Over 800 Russian children were adopted in 2012 by citizens from countries where the legalization of same-sex marriage is being discussed or where such marriage has already been legalized, said Olga Batalina, first deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on family, women, and children.

Over 800 Russian children were adopted in 2012 by citizens from countries where the legalization of same-sex marriage is being discussed or where such marriage has already been legalized, said Olga Batalina, first deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on family, women, and children.

"In 2012, a total of 2,600 Russian children were adopted by people from 19 countries, and 847 children were adopted by people from the seven countries where the legalization of same-sex marriage is being discussed or where such marriage has already been legalized," Batalina told a State Duma hearing on Thursday.

Yelena Mizulina, chairman of a State Duma committee, said a ban on the adoption of Russian children not only by same-sex couples or single people from other countries, but also by single Russian citizens in countries where same-sex marriage has been legalized is now being discussed.

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